Fans of Pingu, make your own penguin small world for lots of pretend play and story telling. Great for winter sensory play too.
Penguin pretend play
My daughter thinks Pingu is hilarious. She also loves story-telling and so a penguin small world is a perfect combination of her favorite things, for lots of imaginary play and winter sensory fun.
How to make a penguin small world
We put this penguin small world together in minutes, using a few bits and pieces from around the house. Play set-ups don’t need to be extravagant. Simple is great – as it lets children add in their imagination.
For our antarctica small world we used:
:: a wooden tray, which was just the right size for playing, and made it really easy to carry from playroom to bedroom and back again. It’s great to have a small world set up for days, so children can keep coming back and developing their stories, but really handy to have something fairly small and easy to store.
:: cotton wool – a big roll to carpet the ground and also some cotton wool balls, because you know Pingu likes a snowball fight!
:: some cardboard fruit cartons to make little igloos and a snowmobile
That’s it – easy peasy! A super-snowy, full-of-imagination, winter play scene.
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.